By Carson Poe, Reporter
Wilmington, NC - The UNCW women’s soccer team finished in style Friday evening by dominating the second half en route to a 3-0 victory over CAA conference foe James Madison. After a fast and furious beginning, it became evident that this was a conference game both teams desperately needed to win. The Seahawks finally broke the tie in the 61st minute with a beautiful half-volley shot to the far corner from senior midfielder Stephanie Bronson. As a result, the team ramped up the defensive pressure, forcing a James Madison own goal off an attempted cross that extended the lead to 2-0, with 18 minutes remaining.
The Seahawks left no doubt in the 85th minute, when senior forward Katrina Guillou dribbled past two JMU defenders before slotting the ball into the far corner to give the Seahawks the three goal lead on the evening. Led by junior goalkeeper Carolyn Huddy, the Seahawks defense has not allowed a goal in 12 of the 17 first halves’ this season, while also recording their sixth shutout of the year. The win improves the Seahawk’s record to 11-5-1 on the season, and moves them into a tie for second place in the CAA standings with Northeastern.
The UNCW women’s soccer team looks to continue their momentum against a struggling Towson squad Sunday at 1pm, in front of the home crowd at UNCW Soccer Stadium.